DT Ounsted’s time in Texas

Jake Ounsted has made a name for himself in the United States. The 6’1 lineman was recently invited to the 2017 US Army All-American Combine in San Antonio, Texas. “I performed very well against the US competition in the one-on-ones where I won most of them,” mentioned Jake. “I am hoping this gives me some exposure in the U.S.”

In Jake’s first year in varsity football, he registered 4 sacks, 17 tackles for negative yards and 59 tackles. Last season in junior varsity, Jake recorded 12 sacks, 30 tackles for negative yards and 53 tackles.

Jake’s primary position that he enjoys is defensive tackle. He said, “I like it because of its aggressiveness and my opportunity to make plays.”

There are a couple of football players that Jake has modeled his game after. Jake has modeled his game after Aaron Donald because he makes a large impact on the game from the defensive tackle position, is very quick and has an explosive get-off to blow up plays in the backfield. One of Jake’s favourite football players is also Russel Wilson. Jake admires Wilson because he stays calm, and never panics during a game, plus Wilson does a lot of charity work.

Jake’s plan after he graduates from high school is to continue his post-secondary education at a school that has a football program and a Commerce/Business program.

Recruitment is just beginning for Jake. He has been contacted through social media and text messages from several schools, but nothing formal. With hard work and dedication, Jake thinks he can adjust well to that next level. Jake added,I don’t rely on one aspect of my game but a combination of speed, power and quickness.” Jake tries to eat healthy as much as he can and is training year-round. He does weight training 3-4 times per week and speed training 2-3 times per week during the off season.

The most influential people in Jake’s life have been his parents because they provide him a great example and work ethic. Jake’s football coaches have also been very influential with the amount of time they’ve spent together, and what they’ve taught him. Football is a brotherhood to Jake. He explained, “I love football because it is such a great team sport – you cannot win with only some of your teammates playing well, you all have to play well together.” Jake also enjoys the bonding between teammates.

Jake has learnt respect and discipline from playing football, also, hard work brings you results and to stay humble.

Jake Ounsted
Defensive Line (Tackle), Offensive Line (Guard)
6’1, 260 lbs

Teams: Mount Douglas Rams (BCSSAA), Victoria Renegades (GVMFA), Peninsula Wildcats (GVMFA), Team B.C Under 18
Commitment: none
Official Visits: University of British Columbia
Considerations: open
Class: 2018

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